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Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano

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MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
53
2.8
Windows
66
2.8
Xbox
54
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Description

The prestigious Alfa Romeo brand's cars feature in this racing game. There are several real tracks such as Hockenheim and Laguna Seca, as well as the chance to race in scenic Italian locations such as the Tuscanny hills and the Naples coastline. You can play Instant Action mode, in which you unlock these tracks one by one with indestructible cars, and Dynasty Mode, where you aim to build a more realistic career.

What sets the game apart from the crowd is its approach to driver abilities in Dynasty Mode. When setting a driver up, his abilities are split into skill areas such as reflexes and pressure-handling, with points assigned to these.

Further skills such as Heart, Intimidation and Recovery can be developed to improve either car or driver. AI cars have the same features applied to them race by race.

The driver's heartbeat is a featured sound effect, and in pressure situations it can be heard above all other sounds. One available skill is the Tiger Effect, which allows you to rewind the game to avoid dangerous situations as they are about to happen. Its length and efficiency are 2 of the skills which can be improved.

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Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano Windows The game features some impressive visuals.
Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano Windows Campania can also get a little bit frightening.
Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano Windows The game let's you choose from 5 different languages; English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano Windows There's minor damage modeling. Besides texture changes the car-shape actually will change but to about this extent.

Alternate Titles

  • "S.C.A.R.赛车" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "SCAR: Спортивная Команда Альфа Ромео" -- Russian spelling
  • "SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo" -- European title

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User Reviews

Only the classic Alfas rule! Windows SifouNaS (1317)

The Press Says

4Players.de Windows Jun 02, 2005 87 out of 100 87
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul, 2005 71 out of 100 71
3DAvenue Xbox Sep 08, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun, 2005 70 out of 100 70
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Jun 27, 2005 12 out of 20 60
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jun 27, 2005 12 out of 20 60
AceGamez PlayStation 2 Jul 26, 2005 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Apr 12, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
videogamer.com PlayStation 2 Jun 28, 2005 3 out of 10 30
Pro-G PlayStation 2 Jun 28, 2005 3 out of 10 30

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